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National Attention May Influence Williston Growth

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By Mary Gagliardi Just last week an article was released that announced Williston as the city with the highest rent prices in the nation. While many were shocked, the Williston Economic Development department was not. They hope the national media coverage will draw attention to the situation and in turn, help prepare those who move to Williston to pursue the ...

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Housing Fair provides Answers to Questions in Williston

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By: Larry Griffin At the first Williston Housing Fair on Thursday, real estate companies and potential buyers came together to try and solve some of Williston’s housing problems by letting people know the options available to them in the area. The event at the Grand Williston Hotel featured businesses from all over Williston with booths displaying what is available to rent ...

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Williston Job Fair March 13 draws National Media Attention

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Williston Economic Development by Barb Peterson Williston’s shortage of affordable housing isn’t the only topic that is receiving a lot of media attention these days. The Williston office of Job Service North Dakota has also been inundated with media inquiries. The Williston office of Job Service North Dakota has also been inundated with media inquiries. “We’ve seen a ton of ...

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Letter: Needs fall on deaf ears

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By: Justin Mead, INFORUM I’m a 30-year-old, third-generation rancher in western North Dakota. I’m writing for the people of western North Dakota in regards to the needs we face and the deaf ears of our “leaders” that those needs continue to fall on. First off, thank you to the elected Democrats for listening and understanding. Coming from a young guy with ...

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Basin fires up more gas-based service in the oil patch

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By Lauren Donovan A new gas-fired power plant went into service northwest of Williston Saturday, helping add much-needed electricity into the oil patch region. Basin Electric Power Cooperative put Unit 3 of the Pioneer Generation Station into service, adding another 45 megawatts of generation. Pioneer Generation Units 1 and 2, with the same electrical rating, went on line earlier. The cooperative ...

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Spending in N.D. national parks tops $39 million

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A recent report issued by the National Park Service showed 669,242 people visited national parks in North Dakota in 2012, spending $39.2 million supporting 528 jobs. According to the report, for every $1 invested in the national park system there was a $10 return. The national parks in North Dakota are: Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, Williston; Knife ...

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Building in oil patch hub Williston booms in Jan.

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WILLISTON, N.D. — Building continues to boom in the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston. The city Building Department reports that permit values in January increased 85 percent over the year. Office manager Kelly Aberle says that the department issued 43 permits with a total value of $27.6 million. Aberle says permit numbers and values have been rising ...

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